Events

Nittany Night

October 10, 2021 | 6:00PM | HUB Lawn

Nittany Night is a family-friendly movie night, taking place on Sunday, October 10th from 6 to 10:30 pm. This year, Homecoming Committees and our 2021 Courts will be hosting trick-or-treating booths before our movies start. Please join us on the HUB lawn for a night of fun!

Homecoming Golf Tournament

October 17, 2021 | 10:00AM | Penn State Golf Courses

The second annual Homecoming Golf Outing will kick-off Homecoming Week’s festivities on Sunday, October 17th. Tee times will be covered for all students who register, students can rent a set of golf clubs, and feature appearances from several athletic coaches and players are scheduled.

SPA/Homecoming Concert 

October 17, 2021 | 7:00PM | Alumni Hall

The annual Homecoming x SPA Concert will take place Sunday night in Alumni Hall. Admittance is free for all students and will feature performances by various student groups and a popular headliner performance.

Allen Street Jam

October 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Allen Street

Stop by Allen Street between Beaver and College Aves on Monday, October 18th between 1 and 7 pm for an awesome afternoon. This street fair features food, games, live music, performances, and more! We can’t wait to see you there!

Past to Present 

October 19, 2021 | 11:00AM | HUB

Enter the HUB on Tuesday, October 19th between 11 and 4 and be greeted by our living history museum. Get to know the history behind some of Penn State and State College’s most prevalent organizations and see our performers!

BoPS

October 20, 2021 | 2:00PM | HUB Lawn

There’s a carnival on campus? You heard that right! Homecoming’s Best of Penn State Carnival takes place on HUB lawn Wednesday, October 20th from 2 to 7 pm. Come ride the rides, play the games, and have a good time!

FTG Talent Show

October 20, 2021 | 7:00PM | Alumni Hall

Homecoming will be hosting a talent show in Alumni Hall to showcase organizations and individuals who have great talents!  Come out and be a part of it or watch these amazing performers in action!

Alumni Ice Cream Social

October 22, 2021 | 1:00PM | Hintz Alumni Center

The Homecoming Ice Cream Social is an event all students, alumni, and members of the Penn State community are welcome to attend. Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served along with music, Alumni Blue Band performances, and a cash-only Homecoming merchandise sale! The Ice Cream Social helps welcome alumni back home for the weekend while boosting Penn State pride leading up to the Homecoming Parade!

Parade

October 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM 

On behalf of Penn State Homecoming, the Parade Committee is excited for this year’s Homecoming Parade with the theme “Together State Prevails.” We hope that you will join us to celebrate one of Penn State’s oldest and most famous traditions that keeps students, faculty, staff, and alumni connected. At Homecoming, we celebrate our legacy and share our Penn State pride with all those who were, are, and will be a part of the Penn State community. The annual Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at The Pennsylvania State University’s University Park campus in downtown State College, starting at 6 p.m. We would love to be able to showcase student organizations, alumni, community groups, and our VIPS and their role in the Penn State community. Groups can register for the Homecoming parade at this link on the Homecoming website.

Talgate Competition

Before the Homecoming Football Game on October 23, 2021

The Penn State Homecoming Tailgate Competition is held right before the Homecoming football game and is open to any member of the Penn State Community, including students and alumni. Tailgates are based off of six categories: Best Food, Most Creative, Most Penn State Spirit, Best Overall, “Nittany Newcomer” and Best Student Organization. On the day of, judges help score all tailgates and reward winners with spirited prizes.  Click below for more information!

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Homecoming Football Game

October 23, 2021 | 12:00PM | Beaver Stadium

The Homecoming football game will take place Saturday October 23rd at noon against the Illinois Fighting Illini. Come witness the black and pink S-Zone, the “Generations of Greatness” jerseys, and the presentation of the Homecoming Courts, Grand Marshalls, and much more!

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